Month: April 2014

Partnership Announces new “Starting Line Up”

June 25, 2020

While COVID interrupted most professional sports, we at the Partnership are still developing our game plan and conditioning for the year ahead. We are excited to announce some changes to our “starting line-up” as we continue to develop staff to focus on our mission: The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Inc. is the professional ...read more

Re-Opening After COVID-19: Strategies and Resources

May 6, 2020

Phase II – Effective May 22, 2020: Stay at Home order is lifted to move to a Safer at Home recommendation, especially for people at high risk for serious illness. Teleworking is still encouraged where possible. Phase I – effective May 8, 2020: Governor Cooper has removed the “essential” vs. “non-essential” designation, so all manufacturers ...read more

Essential Businesses: Why Manufacturing is So Important in Henderson County

April 7, 2020

It is an understatement to say that we are facing some difficult times right now. Everyone in our community is faced with uncharted territory as we all attempt to navigate the present in the hopes of securing, or at the very least stabilizing, our future. In light of the dark, it is humbling to see ...read more

Update on COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Latest Updates (updated 5/4/2020) Henderson County Companies Producing PPE: Company Product Ordering Process Arrowood Mechanical Face Shields (multi-use) Bill McLaws [email protected] Survival Innovations Masks and Level 1, 2 gowns Mark Trexler [email protected] Manual Woodworkers Masks [email protected] Carolina Textile District Masks, Gowns, Accessories https://www.carolinatextiledistrictppe.com/collections/masks-gowns-and-accessories Dogwood Health Trust: Regional Resources CovidWNC.org Need Help with Childcare? Click here ...read more

Downtown Hendersonville Welcomes Newly Renovated Historic Building: 101 East Allen Street

March 12, 2020

For decades, a 1970s façade brick building graced the corner of King and Allen Street in Hendersonville, NC. What once was an auto dealer, then mill, then typewriter manufacturer, then school system storage sat vacant and collected dust as busy commuters traveled King Street forgetting the history that once was. Dust has been flying about ...read more

University Resources for Manufacturers

March 4, 2020

The Partnership hosted a regional university meeting to discuss employer services, resources, and recruitment opportunities Four-year universities can be major contributors to regional economic development and offer a wide variety of resources for employers that go well beyond providing access to skilled workforce. On February 24, 2020, the Partnership held a lunch-and-learn at the NC ...read more

America’s Most Beautiful Industrial Park: Ferncliff

February 14, 2020

When you think of picturesque western NC, vast mountains sprinkled with shades of green and blue are as far as the eye can see. When you think of an industrial park, there’s typically a slightly different image that comes to mind. Here in Henderson County, we have combined the two to offer an industrial park ...read more

It’s Year Two for the Made in Henderson County Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

February 7, 2020

The Apprenticeship Program Launches This Spring for Graduating High School Seniors and Adults. HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2020) – 2019 marked the first year of the Made in Henderson County Apprenticeship Program, where 21 Henderson County graduating seniors were accepted into the program. Through an ongoing partnership with Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS), Blue ...read more

Economic Investment Fund (EIF) awarded $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County

December 19, 2019

The Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County (EIF), an affiliate of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, has been awarded a grant of $15,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The grant funds will be utilized to support workforce development efforts through the Made in Henderson County program. “The Community Foundation continues to ...read more

Local Henderson County outdoor gear maker LightHeart Gear recognized as ‘2019 Small Business of the Year’

December 10, 2019

This past Monday, the 24th annual Small Business of the Year ceremony was held by Business North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Each year, they recognize the contributions that small businesses make to our state’s economy by honoring a company that has gone above and beyond in running a successful small business. For 2019, that ...read more